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Microsoft is set to merge Windows operating systems into one entity

14 hours ago  by Darren Allan
Microsoft is set to merge Windows operating systems into one entity
During an earnings call, Satya Nadella confirmed that with the next version of Windows, Redmond’s big plan is to roll three operating systems into one single OS.

New software platform gets real-time with the Internet of Things

18 hours ago  by Ian Barker
New software platform gets real-time with the Internet of Things
We're only just beginning to see the potential of the internet of things. A wide range of devices able to exchange information over the web presents unprecedented opportunities for companies.

Tech companies forcing UK consumers to pay well over the odds for gadgets, for no apparent reason

22 Jul 2014  by Aatif Sulleyman
Tech companies forcing UK consumers to pay well over the odds for gadgets, for no apparent reason
Consumer group Which? has compared the prices (exclusive of tax) of 13 identical products being sold in the US and UK, and concluded that Brits are getting a "raw deal".

Windows 9 screenshot leaks reveal closer look at new Start Menu as release date draws closer

22 Jul 2014  by Alysia Judge
Windows 9 screenshot leaks reveal closer look at new Start Menu as release date draws closer
Windows 9 looms ever closer, and leaked screenshots of a developer build hints that the new OS will include a Start Menu alongside windowed Metro / Modern-style apps.

Microsoft's Cortana available in UK in less than two weeks with British accent

22 Jul 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Microsoft's Cortana available in UK in less than two weeks with British accent
A beta version of the virtual voice assistant will be released in less than a fortnight for Windows Phone 8.1 developers, complete with a British accent.

Microsoft is looking to monitor developers to end software bugs

22 Jul 2014  by Wayne Williams
Microsoft is looking to monitor developers to end software bugs
Modern programs are so complex that bugs are pretty much unavoidable, but Microsoft is looking at ways of reducing coding errors as much as possible, including a new experimental approach.

Microsoft Cortana UK developer preview on the way in under two weeks

21 Jul 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Microsoft Cortana UK developer preview on the way in under two weeks
The digital assistant is being released to UK Windows Phone 8.1 users later on this year and developers will be able to start playing around with it in the next fortnight.

Dota 2 winners set for $5m prize

21 Jul 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Dota 2 winners set for $5m prize
Two Chinese teams are battling it out for a share of the prize money at the most lucrative video game tournament in the world, The International, with the final set to be shown on ESPN.

Virgin Media customers will soon be able to enjoy Sky Movies and Sports on their Virgin apps

18 Jul 2014  by Miles Bulloch
Virgin Media customers will soon be able to enjoy Sky Movies and Sports on their Virgin apps
Despite their phone and cable rivalry, Virgin Media and Sky have teamed up to allow Virgin Media customers to be able to stream Sky Movies and Sky Sports on Virgin Media's mobile app.

Apple slammed by European Commission for failing to address misleading “free” apps

18 Jul 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Apple slammed by European Commission for failing to address misleading “free” apps
It has failed to implement any concrete plans to change the way in-app purchases work and Google was given praise for alterations to its own in-app purchasing model.

Google and Samsung have a domestic: Fresh rumours of smartwatch spat

18 Jul 2014  by Miles Bulloch
Google and Samsung have a domestic: Fresh rumours of smartwatch spat
Larry Page, Google's CEO, is believed to be upset because Samsung has chosen to promote the Tizen platform, rather than Android, for its smartwatch range.